Paint and Stitch Retreat, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
Registration Instructions: 

This class is now full, but you can e-mail me through the Contact Form to be put on the Wait List if there is a cancellation. Thanks everyone for the great response!

We want to make this three day retreat a very special experience for you. That begins with a very small class size limited to only 8 people so that everyone gets lots of individualized attention and plenty of space to work. This workshop will be held here at the studio in Fortuna, CA, where we have access to everything we could possibly need. Sproule Studios is located at 358 Main Street, Fortuna, CA,  95540.

We will do an in depth exploration of how I create my art. On day one we begin with project inspiration, color exploration, and detailed hand dyeing instruction. On the second day, we will take a close look at the many ways stencils and masks can be used to create the focal point of your fiber art piece and spend the day painting fabric. On the last day, we will explore hand and machine stitching to find the best possible way to bring your work to life. Almost all materials are included in the fee.

Please be sure to read the Cancellation Policy below before registering.

We will do an in depth focus on design and color as we work towards our goal of creating a phenomenal piece of fiber art.
Each day will start with a different subject:
Day 1, Subject Matter, Color, and Dyeing to Stitch
Day 2, Composition and Fabric Painting with Stencils
Day 3, Stitching for Emphasis (by hand, machine, or both)

Included with the Retreat Fee:

  • 3 full days of classes
  • Lunch each day
  • One large piece of linen (27” x 36”) or 1 yard of Cotton Ultra Sateen fabric.
  • All dyes, paints, and embroidery floss needed. (Most supplies except for personal tools and machine stitching threads)

Not Included:

  • Lodging is not provided, but recommendations will be made. If you would are interested in sharing  accommodations with other registrants, let us know.
  • Personal sewing tools and supplies such as scissors, sewing thread, etc.
  • A detailed list will be sent.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation is only allowed if your spot can be filled from a waiting list. Otherwise, your fee will be forfeited. If your spot can be filled, there will be a $20.00 cancellation fee to cover  processing fees.

If you would prefer to pay by check, please mail a payment of $345.00 to Sproule Studios, 358 Main Street, Fortuna, CA  95540.